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JavaScript & JQuery: Interactive Front-end Web Development [Paperback]

Jon Duckett
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18 July 2014 1118531647 978-1118531648 1
Learn JavaScript and jQuery a nicer way This full–color book adopts a visual approach to teaching JavaScript & jQuery, showing you how to make web pages more interactive and interfaces more intuitive through the use of inspiring code examples, infographics, and photography. The content assumes no previous programming experience, other than knowing how to create a basic web page in HTML & CSS. You′ll learn how to achieve techniques seen on many popular websites (such as adding animation, tabbed panels, content sliders, form validation, interactive galleries, and sorting data).. Introduces core programming concepts in JavaScript and jQuery Uses clear descriptions, inspiring examples, and easy–to–follow diagrams Teaches you how to create scripts from scratch, and understand the thousands of JavaScripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins that are available on the web Demonstrates the latest practices in progressive enhancement, cross–browser compatibility, and when you may be better off using CSS3 If you′re looking to create more enriching web experiences and express your creativity through code, then this is the book for you. This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover – Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634 – and in softcover – Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (18 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118531647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118531648
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18.6 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jon Duckett has been helping companies create innovative digital solutions for over 15 years, designing and delivering web and mobile projects for small businesses and tech startups through to global brands like Diesel, Philips, Nike, Wrangler, and Xerox.

During this time, he has has written and co-authored over a dozen books on web design and programming.

Jon has not only written his his latest book HTML & CSS (design and build websites), but also designed the entire book from scratch. Dispensing with the traditional template of programming books, he wanted to present the information in a manner that is less intimidating and more relevant to those who have never tried to write code before. The result is a new, exciting way to learn about HTML & CSS presented in full-color, with plenty of info-graphics and photography that really make the title stand out from other books that cover the same topics.

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Learn How To Read and write JavaScript Make your sites more interactive Use jQuery to simplify your code Recreate popular web techniques Techniques Include Slideshows and lightboxes Improved forms and validation Using Ajax, APIs, and JSON Filtering, searching, and sorting Online Support Code samples and practical exercises available online at: www.javascriptbook.com Plus bonus reference materials Welcome to a nicer way to learn JavaScript & jQuery. Are you new to JavaScript, or have you added scripts to your web page but want a better idea of how they work? Then this book is for you. We'll not only show you how to read and write JavaScript, but we'll also teach you the basics of computer programming in a simple, visual way. All you need is an understanding of HTML and CSS. This book will teach you how to make your websites more interactive, engaging, and usable. It does this by combining programming theory with examples that demonstrate how JavaScript and jQuery are used on popular sites. In no time at all you will be able to think and code like a programmer. From the author of the best–selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites www.htmlandcssbook.com

About the Author

JON DUCKETT has been designing and building websites for over 15 years. He has worked with small startups and global brands, and has written more than a dozen books on web design and programming. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great content, poor binding (paperback version) 25 Aug 2014
By C W.
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Brilliant book. Clear, logical approach. I love the way the layout of the pages has been designed, more like a webpage than a traditional textbook. This gives little bitesize nuggets of information to digest. At first I thought that maybe there was too much vacant space on the page, and I would rather have paid for fewer more information-dense pages, but as I went on and began to get a hold on the complexities I decided that actually the presentation is just fine.
As someone who has done a fair amount of programming I found the book easy to follow, although the nature of the material means there is a fair amount of theory to take on board before you can do anything useful. For those starting programming there are some useful and well-illustrated pages explaining basic programming concepts.
The accompanying website has the code snippets for download but if there is any additional content, I haven't found it. I would have liked to have seen more there - after all, its what the book is about - and I would still have splashed out for the paper copy.
I hope Jon Duckett is planning more books. I'd buy one on Java.

Only four stars because the binding of the book is desperately poor. After a week a chunk of pages started coming out. Returning to Amazon for a swap and I hope to be luckier with the next one. I wonder if the hardback version suffers from the same problem.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
As I wrote for ‘HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites’ written by Jon Duckett, I should start this review with same words that ‘JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development’ by same author is simply beautiful book to go through. And again, though design by itself should not be a reason to buy any book, Duckett again created book for which all visual learners will be thankful – making the learning process easier to follow, featuring interactive graphics in order for reader to realize how things should look like on the webpages.

While in the previous book the main subjects were HTML5 and CSS3, this time author discusses JavaScript and jQuery teaching methods how to make your pages simpler in terms of coding, while on same time more interactive and interesting for end user. The only constant things in ever changing web design world is change, though JavaScript and jQuery which appeared almost 20 and 10 years ago were able to impose due to their variety and available options from one web generation to another.

As was the case with his previous book, Duckett again doesn’t disappoint in terms of design resources – inside numerous samples of codes and user exercises can be found that enable novice Java web designer to start working instantly.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplifies the complex elegantly – superb! 12 July 2014
By Kevin N
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This book for me is groundbreaking in the way it helps you really 'get' the theory and practise. So much work and refinement must have gone into this book in the way it delivers tangible examples via well presented sections with clear imagery – in fact I think it is the imagery (a picture is worth a thousand words etc) which really helps deliver the Eureka moments. I've read a lot of technical books and appreciate it takes skill to break down complex workflows to be digestible for first time comprehension, and this is one of the best books I've read – a fantastic achievement in simplifying the complex. Thank you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent material - terrible binding. 28 Aug 2014
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I am a professional software developer and have extensive experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery. I bought the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. Between them both I didn't pick up a huge amount of new information but it did help solidify a few concepts. This book isn't for someone working on the bleeding edge of JavaScript development. It only lightly touches things such as angular.

However, for someone starting out these are really excellent books. The style is unrivaled and each concept is explained in multiple ways, all of them very clear. Each example at the end of the chapter really hammers home the material. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Even for seasoned vets they contain a lot of up-do-date information which is really well explained. If you have been programming on the web for a while but doing the same old thing then these books will really help you move into the 21st century.

I can only give it four stars as the binding is terrible! It fell apart really quickly. A real shame.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute genius author! 23 July 2014
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Wow I have got to page 100 and I keep wanting more this book is amazing I wish other programming subjects where covered this well. I like it so much I want to hug the author as everything so far is explained so well. A really marvellous engaging tetchy book for anyone wanting to learn or refresh their JS knowledge. Can't recommend enough. I have just also purchased the HTML and CSS by the same author goes to show how much confidence I have in recommending this excellent book!!!! Go buy it now!
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My son wanted this book. It came promptly and he has found it very useful.
Published 11 days ago by Lyn Fry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series of books
Fantastic series of books. I now have both and will look forward to the next one to come out. They make it incredibly easy to learn.
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I purchased this book after falling in love with the HTML ands CSS and I found this one just as amazing as the first one.

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1.0 out of 5 stars worst bookbinding ever.
I only have the book a couple of weeks now and it is already falling apart (literally). Pages are dropping out, the glue is coming undone and pages stick together where they used... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Wesley Vermaelen
5.0 out of 5 stars loving it!!!
Upon opening this book I have to say I was a little skeptical as it contains a lot of pictures, not the approach of many books regarding programming and scripting languages. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great. How it should be taught.
Great. For both beginner and intermediate. A pleasure to read and learn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book is a great way to begin learning Javascript!
Published 1 month ago by Joshua B. Chastain
2.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but poor binding
This book, like Jon Duckett's previous book in the series is fantastic. It is full of great content and is very easy for a beginner to understand. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jermaine
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Excellent book. Purchased the previous HTML and CSS book by the same author and although it is a lot more technical in terms of content, the author has made it very enjoyable to... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have started learning JavaScript and JQuery and I love, love how...
I have started learning JavaScript and JQuery and I love, love how everything what seemed hard for me is explained in an easy way :)
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